The beginning of the end, the end of the beginning, the end of the end and the beginning of the beginning.

In today’s edition of the Daily Cardinal (God, how many of my posts begin with these words?): Kevin Slane’s last film column of the semester, of the year, and of his tenure at the DC. Kevin’s subject happens to be unfathomably shitty cinema, and he concludes the column by imploring our peers here at UW to “demand quality cinema.” Well, I’m not about to disagree with Mr. Slane on this (practically axiomatic) point, but I’d like to add that when searching out “quality cinema,” one shouldn’t restrict oneself to films that sit pretty on the IMDB Top 250 or that score highly on Metacritic and/or Rotten Tomatoes and/or All Movie Guide. Strange as this may sound, you’re much more likely to find a film that leaves an indelible mark on your life by aimlessly browsing the labyrinthine Four Star Video Heaven or by heeding the advice of a close (and preferably cinephilic) friend.

Anyway, I’ll be taking over the film column next semester, so if y’all have anything pertaining to the world of cinema that you’d like to see me discuss, by all means, fire away.


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3 Responses to “The beginning of the end, the end of the beginning, the end of the end and the beginning of the beginning.”

  1. Kyle Szarzynski Says:

    “Anyway, I’ll be taking over the film column next semester”

    What were you doing this semester? Just writing about MOVIES?

  2. Brunch Links « The Sconz Says:

    […] The Daily Cardinal will be doing a feature on “the most influential films of [whatever decade this is].” How can we judge influence in relatively new movies? Any names come to mind? If you have any ideas, send them to Dan Sully. […]

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